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Updating your Health History May Help Save Your Teeth

Although you might think of your general health and your dental health as two separate categories, they are much more connected than the average Las Vegas resident would suspect. Just like the information you provide to your doctor helps him/her keep your health in good shape, Dr. Ron Wagner, Dr. Kent Wagner, Dr. Rich Cannon, Dr. Tom Lawler, & Dr. Richard Nelson depend on your input for optimum dental health. We at Wagner Dental like to go above and beyond for our Las Vegas patients, but we need your help to make sure you get the quality dental care you deserve. Here are a few reasons why:

The average Las Vegas resident might not think to mention to their dentist what’s going on with their physical health, but you’d be surprised how much that information can make a difference in your oral care. Dr. Ron Wagner, Dr. Kent Wagner, Dr. Rich Cannon, Dr. Tom Lawler, & Dr. Richard Nelson need to be able to see the whole picture so that we can keep your teeth healthy and beautiful.

Diabetes and Dental Health

750,000 Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year. However, few diabetes sufferers know the full extent of the disorder’s effect on your teeth. If you have diabetes, you are much more likely to develop: Read more ›

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Fun Dental Facts…Did You Know?

Sure, dentistry is serious medicine, and daily dental hygiene is a top priority. But teeth can be pretty fun, too! And fascinating. For starters, have you ever seen the full sets of baby teeth and adult teeth present in a child’s head x-ray? Go ahead, look it up.

Wagner Dental in Las Vegas treats our patients professionally and joyfully, because teeth are cool. Take Dr. Ron Wagner, Dr. Kent Wagner, Dr.Rich Cannon, Dr. Tom Lawler & Dr.Richard Nelson’s word for it, there’s much to learn and admire about even the most average set of teeth.

Facts About People& Teeth

  • According to a survey by Time Magazine, 59% of people would rather visit the dentist than have to listen to one end of a cell-phone conversation.
  • By age 17, 78% of Americans have had at least 1 cavity.
  • Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss for people over the age of 35.
  • Tooth prints are as unique as fingerprints.
  • About 5 million teeth per year fall out due to sports-related accidents.
  • Babies have 20 teeth but a full set of adult teeth has 32.
  • Baby teeth do need to be brushed, or “washed”.
  • 42% of adults said a toothbrush was one invention they couldn’t live without, according to a Lemelson-MIT Invention Index survey.

Facts About Your Mouth

  • The enamel on your teeth is the hardest part of your body.
  • More than 300 different kinds of bacteria can live in your mouth at the same time.
  • A tooth will start to die within 15 minutes of getting knocked out. But keeping it in a glass of milk can prolong its life.
  • 35% of your tooth’s surface can only be cleaned by floss.
  • A third of the whole tooth is not visible, but under the gums (Titanic, anyone?).

Facts About Dental History

  • The first recorded dentist, Hesi-Re, practiced in ancient Egypt.
  • The first official female dentist was Lucy Beaman Hobbs, licensed in 1866.
  • The first commercial floss was made in 1882.
  • The first official dental hygienist was Irene Newman, trained in 1905.
  • The tooth fairy left an average of 25 cents per tooth in 1950.
  • The first toothbrushes were made of tree twigs (people chewed the tips to make soft brushes), and animal hair.

Don’t let your teeth become history, take good care of them today and they’ll serve you forever. Call us today to visit our Las Vegas office and show your smile some love.

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Professional Dental Cleanings Make a Big Difference

You’ve been hearing it for years – “make sure to visit Dr. Ron Wagner, Dr. Kent Wagner, Dr.Rich Cannon, Dr. Tom Lawler & Dr.Richard Nelson twice a year for your regular cleanings.” Just in case you’ve ever wondered why regular dental cleanings are so important, we at Wagner Dental would like to take this opportunity to let Las Vegas residents in on some information you don’t often hear. Let this article serve as your personal guide to the benefits of getting your teeth cleaned. Read more ›

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Are Your Teeth Safe From Coffee Stains?

First things first, put your worries away! We are not about to tell you that your coffee drinking days are over. We know that each shot of caffeine is crucial and we cherish our coffee, too! Here at Wagner Dental, we want to educate you on what causes coffee stains and what you can do to fight them.

It’s no secret how Las Vegas residents feel about their coffee, and we’re not about to get in the way of that love. However, we will help you keep your smile healthy and beautiful with tips that won’t drastically affect your lifestyle. Dr. Ron Wagner, Dr. Kent Wagner, Dr. Rich Cannon, Dr. Tom Lawler, & Dr. Richard Nelson and the rest of us at Wagner Dental are your oral health allies!

So let’s start off with the basics. What makes coffee stain your teeth?

Coffee is one of the biggest offenders when it comes to stained teeth in Las Vegas, and the discoloration can be so bad it mimics cigarette stains. So what’s the secret? What can you do to keep your teeth shiny, but still get your caffeine fix?

Coffee and its Active Ingredient: Caffeine

It is best for your oral health and health of your entire body to keep your coffee consumption to a safe limit. An excess of caffeine, regardless of the source, spells negative effects for your heart and stomach and can lead to serious health problems over time. That being said, we won’t tell you to do anything crazy, like quit drinking coffee.

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When a Toothache is Not a Toothache

Most of us in Las Vegas have experienced a toothache. At their mildest, toothaches may cause just enough discomfort to get on your nerves and disrupt your concentration, but at their worst, they can be debilitating. Because the pain feels like it’s coming from your tooth, it’s natural to assume that all toothaches are caused by cavities, gum disease, or some other tooth-related problem. However, Dr. Ron Wagner, Dr. Kent Wagner, Dr. Rich Cannon, Dr. Tom Lawler, & Dr. Richard Nelson would like you to know that not all toothaches are related to your teeth.

Wait, what? Toothaches that have nothing to do with teeth? Yes– as anyone at Wagner Dental will tell you –it is possible and it does happen. That being said, most toothaches are tooth-related. Read more ›

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Stop Tooth Pain and Sensitivity Now!

There are a ton of specialized toothpastes, mouthwashes, and toothbrushes available to Las Vegas residents suffering from sensitive teeth. It is a very common problem that lots of products claim they can solve, but have you ever wondered why it exists? Today, we at Wagner Dental would like to explain what causes tooth sensitivity and how these products work. Dr. Ron Wagner, Dr. Kent Wagner, Dr. Rich Cannon, Dr. Tom Lawler & Dr. Rich Nelson want everyone in Las Vegas to enjoy a pain-free mouth, so feel free to give us a call with any questions or to setup a consultation.

What Causes Sensitive Teeth?

Do you find yourself ordering beverages without ice, drinking room temperature water, and waiting a long time for your coffee or tea to cool down? If you do, it’s probably because you have sensitive teeth. Enamel, which covers of the crown of your teeth, is the hardest substance in your body; tooth roots have a similar substance called cementum. However, beneath those layers is a softer, more porous layer called dentin. When dentin is exposed, the nerves in your teeth become much more sensitive to hot and cold and sticky or acidic foods and beverages. Read more ›

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Super Smiles for Superheroes


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While the country is abuzz with the release of Wonder Woman, Wagner Dental in Las Vegas had the pleasure of taking one hero’s smile from special to spectacular. Lara Preston Duffin is a patient that designs costumes for cosplayers (costume players) all over the world, and heads a non-profit organization called Heartfelt Heroes. Read more ›

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Dentists Are Doctors, Too!

There are many kinds of doctors – Doctors of English, Doctors of Philosophy, Doctors of Medicine, Dr. Pepper… (wink).

Of course, when we use the term doctor, we most often mean a physician or doctor of medicine. But did you know that dentists are doctors, too? Every doctor has a specialty, and a dentist’s specialty is oral health.

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The Tooth About Teeth Grinding

Headaches in Las Vegas are a dime a dozen. We all know the frustration of having your day interrupted by throbbing, shooting pains in the head. If you suffer from frequent headaches that never seem to go away, we would like you to know about bruxism, or teeth grinding, a common condition that Las Vegas residents rarely know they have. At Wagner Dental, we love spreading the news about all things dental health, so here is some headache information that just might change your life.

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Why You Can’t Afford to Ignore Bleeding Gums

One of the most common and destructive myths about dental hygiene is that it’s normal for gums to bleed. Dr. Ron Wagner, Dr. Kent Wagner, Dr. Rich Cannon, Dr. Tom Lawler & Dr. Rich Nelson would like everyone in Las Vegas to know that this is not the case! Imagine if we weren’t talking about gums- should any part of your body start to bleed whenever you touch it? The truth about bleeding gums is they are a sign of infection and/or irritation and can lead to serious problems that go way beyond your mouth if left untreated. Please read this article and educate yourself on how to keep your family’s teeth and gums safe.

Gums Are Not Supposed to Bleed

No matter what you may have heard, gums are never supposed to bleed. If your gums are bleeding during brushing or flossing, it is likely because you have a mild form of gum disease, known as gingivitis. It may also be because you are brushing too hard or flossing too deep into the gum tissue. Whatever the reason, bleeding gums are a sign that something isn’t quite right with your dental hygiene routine and it may be time to see Dr. Ron Wagner, Dr. Kent Wagner, Dr. Rich Cannon, Dr. Tom Lawler & Dr. Rich Nelson. Read more ›

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